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THE KUMKALE CASTLE (NR 06)

 

 

 

On 25 February the fleet resumed its bombardment and succeeded in silencing the outer forts: A number of the defending guns received direct hits and the damage was compounded by the Turks' laxity in the storage of ready-use ammunition, some of which exploded when hit.  From the ships the results appeared successful and some of the batteries were actually abandoned by their crews....
For the first time, parties of blue jackets and marines from the fleet were put ashore to deal with the guns at Kum Kale and Sedd-el-Bahr damaged by the previous bombardment.  They encountered little opposition and set about destroying the guns.  The landing parties spent several hours ashore engaged in this work and were safely re-embarked in the afternoon.  For a week or so these landings became a daily occurrence ...

"Gallipoli", (London-1995),  Michael Hickey, p. 49-50

 


 

 

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